Manufacturing, Logistics and Supply Chain articles

Manufacturing and Supply Chain IT articles comprising case studies, product information, opinion articles, reports, new contract wins, product launches, opinion from the trade associations, government departments, research analysts, the vendor community. These articles are about specific industry IT solutions and topics relating to how improvements and efficiency gains can be made by the use of information technology within supply chain applications. All topics are covered in these articles which include ERP/MRP, Manufacturing Software, Advanced Planning, Demand Forecasting, Supply Chain Management, Warehouse Management Software, Automatic Identification/Datacapture, Voice-Directed Warehousing, Printing & LabellingTransport Management, Asset Management Software and Mobile Computing.

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Driving ecommerce success with delivery & experience management (DMXM)

1 Driving ecommerce success with delivery & experience management (DMXM)

By Johan Hellman, VP Product and Carrier, nShift.

Building brand loyalty in retail and ecommerce is getting harder. Despite spending increasing sums on discounts and promotions to entice new customers, retailers struggle with one-time purchasers and serial purchase-and-return consumers. What’s more, they must contend with rising marketing and logistics costs.

Manhattan redefines supply chain planning for the modern age

2 Manhattan redefines supply chain planning for the modern age

Manhattan Associates has introduced Manhattan Active Supply Chain Planning (SCP), claimed to be the industry’s first unified business planning platform that enables bi-directional collaboration between supply chain planning and execution systems. 

The interplay between robotics and AI in manufacturing

3 The interplay between robotics and AI in manufacturing

By Louis Columbus, senior industry marketing manager, DELMIA.

The growth opportunities for AI and robotics in manufacturing are vast and projected to reach $182 billion globally by 2027. Companies that fail to adopt these exponentially advancing technologies as part of their process risk falling behind, as smart factories powered by intelligent machines become the norm.

How digitising ocean booking and document management improves your supply chain

4 How digitising ocean booking and document management improves your supply chain

By Corey Brincks, Senior Product Marketing Manager, FourKites.

Document management is a critical, yet often overlooked, aspect of international shipping. A single ocean journey typically spans 20 days and requires between 9 and 18 separate documents, each of which must be carefully prepared, reviewed and submitted to specific parties at specific times.

Next generation retailing: stronger supplier engagement through AI tools

5 Next generation retailing: stronger supplier engagement through AI tools

Retail Express’ Ed Betts explains that the time to reach for advanced tools is now – and the opportunity to optimise retail processes does not have to be disruptive or difficult

Synergy Logistics promotes Brian Kirst to Chief Commercial Officer

6 Synergy Logistics promotes Brian Kirst to Chief Commercial Officer

Warehouse technology provider, Synergy Logistics, has promoted Brian Kirst to Chief Commercial Officer as business continues to ramp up.

Global supply chains are now in the ‘Goldilocks zone’

7 Global supply chains are now in the ‘Goldilocks zone’

The GEP Global Supply Chain Volatility Index — the indicator tracking demand conditions, shortages, transportation costs, inventories and backlogs based on a monthly survey of 27,000 businesses — rose in April to -0.18, from -0.32 in March, which signals that global supply chains are operating at close to full capacity.

Blue Yonder survey: Executives invest millions into their sustainability and AI-driven supply chains

8 Blue Yonder survey: Executives invest millions into their sustainability and AI-driven supply chains

Blue Yonder has released the results of its 2024 Supply Chain Executive survey, which polled global supply chain executives on their businesses’ experiences with supply chain and logistics strategy and operations over the past year.

IDTechEx explores printed electronics in electrified and autonomous mobility

9 IDTechEx explores printed electronics in electrified and autonomous mobility

By Dr Jack Howley, Technology Analyst at IDTechEx.

Electrification, autonomy and vehicle ownership saturation are causing a technological revolution in the automotive sector.

How disruptions in the supply chain affect the automotive industry

10 How disruptions in the supply chain affect the automotive industry

By Chris Thompson, Operations Director at Electrix International.

The automotive industry's reliance on its supply chain running smoothly is important to ensure the consistent production of vehicles for consumer and corporate demand, especially considering that most vehicles can contain between 15,000 and 25,000 component parts.

Logistics Information Technology News (LogisticsIT.com) 

Logistics information technology (LIT) is the use of information technology (IT) to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of logistics operations. LIT encompasses a wide range of technologies, including:

  • Barcoding and electronic data interchange (EDI): These technologies are used to automate the exchange of data between different parts of the supply chain.
  • Warehouse management systems (WMS): These systems are used to track inventory levels, manage orders, and optimize the flow of goods in and out of warehouses.
  • Transportation management systems (TMS): These systems are used to plan and track shipments, manage carriers, and optimize routes.
  • Fleet management systems (FMS): These systems are used to track and monitor vehicles, manage fuel consumption, and improve driver safety.
  • Geospatial technologies: These technologies are used to track the location of goods in real time and optimize delivery routes.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI): AI is being used in logistics to automate tasks, improve decision-making, and optimize operations.

LIT can help logistics organizations to improve their performance in a number of ways, including:

  • Increased efficiency: LIT can help to automate tasks, streamline processes, and improve communication between different parts of the supply chain. This can lead to significant reductions in costs and improved efficiency.
  • Improved visibility: LIT can help to track the location of goods in real time and provide visibility into the entire supply chain. This can help to identify and resolve problems more quickly and improve customer satisfaction.
  • Enhanced decision-making: LIT can help to provide decision-makers with real-time data and insights. This can help them to make better decisions about things like inventory levels, shipping routes, and pricing.

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